Track 1. Digital Systems for Open Access to Education and Learning (i-OPENLearn@ ICALT2014)

Track Chairs

Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus,CERTH, Greece [Coordinator - sampson@iti.gr]
Tore Hoel, Oslo University College, Norway
mcGreal Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Christian M. Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Track Program Committee

  • Tore Hoel, Oslo University College, Norway
  • Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece
  • Christian M. Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University ‘St. Kl. Ohridski’, Bulgaria
  • Kateryna Synytsya, International Research and Training Centre UNESCO, Ukraine
  • Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Martin Llamas-Nistal, Universida de Vigo, Spain
  • Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, UK
  • Francis Brouns, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Wolfgang  Greller, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador
  • Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
  • Jon Mason, Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet, Belgium
  • Jun Hu, Eindhoven University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Weizhan Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  • Kumiko Aoki, The Open University of Japan, Japan
  • Grainne Conole, University of Leicester, UK
  • Robert Schuwer, Open University of Netherlands, Netherlands
  • David Porter, BC Campus, Canada  
  • Avgoustos Tsinakos, Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece
  • Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Sandhya Kode, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India
  • Li Zhang, Northumbria University, UK
  • Yuan-Jen Chang,  Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Chien Ching Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Over the past years, openness in education and learning has become a key issue in Technology-enhanced Learning, with several initiatives that have been developed worldwide. Initially, the Open Access Initiatives focused mainly on scholarly research papers, then Open Educational Resources (namely, academic courses and learning objects) became a primary focus. Nowadays, among the key research challenges for the future of openness initiatives involves open access to resources, practices, tools, services and people in an effective and interoperable manner. The main objective of the i-OPENLearn@ICALT2014 track is to bring together researchers and practitioners to present their research results and to debate about future research directions in the area of Open Educational Resources and Open Access as well as more generally on openness in education and learning.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Services and Architectures for Open Access to Education and Learning
  • Open Standards and Federated Repositories for Education and Learning
  • Open Learning Systems and Platforms
  • Open Linked Data for Education and Learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses - Open Educational Resources and Practices
  • Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs

Important dates about ICALT 2014 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2014 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 1 CfP can be downloaded from here: